Warsong Gulch Guide

tqp_wsgbasev03Warsong Gulch is a battleground nestled in the southern region of Ashenvale forest. It is located near the area where Grom Hellscream and his Orcs chopped away huge swaths of forest during the events of the Third War. Despite disagreements from Thrall and the shamans, some orcs have remained in the vicinity, continuing their deforestation to fuel the Horde’s expansion. They call themselves the Warsong Outriders.

The Night elves, who have begun a massive push to retake the forests of Ashenvale, are now focusing their attention on ridding their land of the Outriders once and for all. And so, the Silverwing Sentinels have answered the call and sworn that they will not rest until every last Orc is defeated and cast out of Warsong Gulch.

As the WoW Wiki passage above states, this is a battle for the Alliance to drive the Horde out of Warson and it is for the Horde to press even harder to override the Alliance, who will win? YOU will, whoever that may be…

The Alliance Position

The Alliance entrance is located in Silverwing Grove, southwest of Silverwing Outpost and Fallen Sky Lake in Ashenvale Forest. The Silverwing Outpost is near the junction of the main road through Ashenvale and the road south to The Barrens. Be very careful if you are below level 20; in the area around the Silverwing Grove are many spiders with strong venom.

Instead of traveling to the actual entrance, you can be transported to the battleground by talking to the Battlemasters in the cities of Stormwind (Stormwind Keep), Darnassus (Warrior’s Terrace), the Exodar (Vault of Lights) or Ironforge (Military Ward).

The Horde Position

The Horde entrance is on the mountainside to the west of Mor’shan Base Camp at the northern end of The Barrens. Or talk to the Battlemasters in Orgrimmar (Valley of Honor), Thunder Bluff (Hunter’s Rise), Silvermoon (Farstriders’ Square) and Undercity (Sylvanas’ chambers).

Both factions will also find Battlemasters in Shattrath City.

As of patch 3.1.0, a player may queue up for Warsong Gulch anywhere in the world by going to the battlegrounds tab of the Player vs. Player window. They will return to the location they chose to enter the battleground, not the queue, when the game ends.

What is the style of battle?

Warsong Gulch is a multiple instance zone hosting a Capture the Flag style match for 10 on 10 level bracketed PvP action. Each side needs at least 5 players or the game will end after 5 minutes.

The brackets are currently (as of Wrath of the Lich King):

  • 10-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80

Warsong Gulch Knowledge

There are things you would think every player should know when they join a battleground, and some of those things can be prevented just by a little bit of reading, those things will be addressed here.

1. Know the location of the bases, and know where goes where – HUGE thing the new players need to grasp.

2. Get the best gear possible when you think you are going to in a PvP situation.

3. DO NOT join a battleground at the lowest end of a bracket; E.G – Level 11 in a 10-19 bracket.

4. Contribute to the battleground and fight, do not sit out AFK thinking you are going to get free honor, you will be kicked.

5. Whiners/Selfish/Give up players, you are the people who we all hate, so before you join, remember what you are doing.

Warsong Gulch Strategies

1. Full Frontal – This attack is used when you first start up Warsong Gulch and should be used until you see situations change. This strategy requires ALL players on offensive acting to intimidate the enemy, resulting in victory or deorganization.

2. Disguised Attack – When you believe that the opponent has the upperhand (all twinks, or a premade) this strategy will keep from being totally wiped out. You will have most if not all of your players inside the building defending the flag as much as possible, with very few outside infilitrating their base to retrieve their flag, this strategy works the best because they believe you are “Turtling” which we will discuss next.

3. Turtling – When you know you are going to lose and their is nothing you can do about it, you “Turtle”. This means you act as a real life turle would, going up in its shell when the heat is on. You will not win the battleground this way, ever, but you will get honor and this is the real goal of “Turtling”.